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Brazil Panel Delivers Report on Regime Brutality Targeting Minorities, Gays, Others

Wednesday Dec 10, 2014
After 30 years of impunity for crimes of the state, the National Truth Commission report names 377 people allegedly responsible for 434 deaths and disappearances, and thousands of acts of torture.

Foreign Brands Covet Brazil's Fashion Market

By Jenny Barchfield | Thursday Nov 13, 2014
Despite its sputtering economy, Brazil continues to be a prized target market for international fashion brands, as witnessed during the Sao Paulo fashion week's fall-winter 2015 shows that wrapped up Friday.

Conservatives Gaining Force in Brazil Congress

By Jenny Barchfield | Saturday Oct 18, 2014
Unease over a worsening economy and deteriorating public safety, plus a backlash against recent gay-rights gains, are propelling a conservative rise in Brazil.

Trans Woman Murdered in Brazil, Shot 3 Times in Face

By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Oct 7, 2014
Police say that a Brazilian transgender woman was murdered last Wednesday after being shot three times in the face. This incident comes not long after it was reported that 216 LGBT people in Brazil have been murdered so far this year.

Report: 216 LGBT Related Murders in Brazil in 2014

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Oct 2, 2014
There have been 216 LGBT related murders in Brazil this year.

Fight For Growing Pentecostal Vote in Brazil

Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.

Mark Ruffalo Withdraws Support for Brazilian Candidate Over LGBT Views

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Oct 1, 2014
Actor Mark Ruffalo took to his Tumblr Monday to alert his followers that he's withdrawing his support for Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva over her opposition to same-sex marriage.

Brazilian LGBT Activist, Politician Attacked With Rock

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Sep 26, 2014
A young LGBT activist and politician in Brazil was reportedly attacked, with a stone hurled at his head Wednesday by an unknown man in a moving car.

Brazilian Gay Teen Found Dead With Broken Neck

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Sep 11, 2014
An openly gay teen from Brazil was found dead Wednesday as a result of what is believed to be an anti-gay attack.

HIV Infections Rise, Thwart Brazil's AIDS Efforts

By Adriana Gomez Licon | Saturday Aug 9, 2014
Even as HIV infection rates have begun declining in many other places, cases have been slowly rising in Brazil - with the sharpest jump among youths 15 to 24.

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